Thursday, March 05, 2009
New York – Part II
I don’t usually have time to blog when I’m on an actual trip, so blogging about it after the fact is also fun. Here’s more about our visit to NY.
After we got settled into our hotel (which was very nice), we met the two elders (Peter and Maurice) from the church for dinner at Piccola Bussolar. This was a very nice Italian restaurant. The food was amazing. The company was delightful. The service was fun. Our waiter – Hector, unless we didn’t like the service then his name was John – was adorable.
From appetizers to the main course it was all so good. Tom and I shared a veal chop that melted in your mouth. Each piece was the size of a plate (thank you Hector for the head’s up on how big the portion was). We couldn’t finish, but it served as a yummy snack one night. Peter and Maurice were so pleasant. It was a fun evening of getting to know each other.
The next day we got up and went on a search for a bagel place. Oh my. We found bagel heaven. I just savored that first bite. It was so long since I had a NY bagel that was freshly made that morning. My favorite is a toss up between – a cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese and a toasted sesame seed bagel with butter. When you can’t decide you have to have both. Tom loves both also, but if he had to choose one it would be the sesame seed bagel.
Tom and I went house hunting after our yummy breakfast. We met with a real estate lady who showed us around. I had wanted to look at more rentals than she was able to line up. We are convinced our best bet is to rent first because it gives us more time to make a wise decision in buying. I’m glad we are going again in April to firm up a rental. We have so many people from the church looking for us. Thank you all for your help.
That evening we got to meet with the leadership team at Panera Bread. I’ve never been to one before and the food was yummy. I had a soup and salad combo that was very tasty. The bread that came with it was really good – I didn’t even use butter. The team was so welcoming and didn’t have as many questions as I thought they would. I have to say that these people love their former pastors – that was clear. What impressed me the most was how loving and kind they were towards us while going through this difficult transition.
I know I’ve made you all very hungry right now. I’m sorry. Stay tuned for more NY trip stories.
© Nadine Zawacki 2009